Code Retreat Cleveland
Finally, I have been to "code retreat" by Corey Haines at the boat!(here is the original site)
There were about 30-40 great developers in the boat all around Cleveland, OH.
The community was great also the event itself. During the event you are supposed to write code(with any programming language) for Conway's Game of Life. Corey recommends you to use TDD or TestFirst or any approach that you can learn something after each session(45min). At the beginning of each section you start building your code from scratch with a different pair programming partner.
It may sound boring/strange but I strongly suggest you attend at least once to see how different the experience is.
- Meet with new great people
- Learn nice testing techniques
- Improve pair programming
- Day long event, in the end you feel tired!